Silent Music is a mixed media exhibit by artist Kara Smith that investigates the codes and patterns of player piano music rolls. The focus of the show is twofold; to represent how sounds can be experienced visually in a variety of tactile mediums, and to push the barriers of language and communication in new directions. Smith has experimented with how to represent these visual scores and interpret them through a selection of different mediums, with an emphasis on re-introducing the hand back into the process. Curated by Brooklyn-based artist and curator Sara Jones, the exhibit includes paintings, prints and fiber arts, as well as a sound piece by Berkshire-based musician, Wes Buckley.
About the Artist
Kara Smith is a Hudson Valley, NY-based artist and art educator. She received a MA in Art Education from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She has been awarded residencies at MASS MoCA, The Vermont Studio Center, Brooklyn Art Space, and Drop, Forge and Tool. She has exhibited regularly throughout the Northeast, and is currently a Teaching Artist and Program Coordinator at Community Access to the Arts (CATA), an arts organization that provides visual and performing arts workshops to individuals with disabilities.